Wu & Chang May Leave Bitmain's Leading Positions

Wu and Zhang own 21% and 37% of the company's shares, they will have the right to vote on strategic issues
11 January 2019   463

The founders of the Chinese mining company Bitmain Jihan Wu and Zhan Ketuan will leave their leadership positions, but will still be able to make important strategic decisions. It is reported by the South China Morning Post, citing informed sources.

According to the publication, the leaders of Bitmain disagreed on the future vector of the company's development in a falling cryptographic market.

It is not yet known when the company will appoint a new CEO, however, the main contender for this position is Bitmain's director of design, Haichao Wang. But since Wu and Zhang own 21% and 37% of the company's shares, they will have the right to vote on strategic issues.

Information about the upcoming staff lay offs at Bitmain appeared in December. It has been reported that a third of the more than 3,000 employees will leave the company.

Similar rumors about the departure of Wu from the company's board of directors were exaggerated by the press in mid-November 2018. This allegedly was connected with an unofficial confrontation with Zhang. However, then the official representatives of Bitmain denied this information.

Firefox to Implement Hidden Miner Protection

This is just one of new features of web browser; for example, it now blocks tracking of user devices by digital fingerprints
22 May 2019   75

The new release of the Firefox web browser adds support for additional measures that focus on privacy and user security.

With the introduction of the new Firefox Quantum browser in 2017 we changed the look, feel, and performance of our core product. Since then we have launched new products to complement your experience when you’re using Firefox and serve you beyond the browser. This includes Facebook Container, Firefox Monitor and Firefox Send. Collectively, they work to protect your privacy and keep you safe so you can do the things you love online with ease and peace of mind.

Opera Team

In particular, the browser now blocks tracking of user devices by digital fingerprints  by website owners, as well as scripts for hidden mining of cryptocurrencies.

For the first time, intentions to introduce additional measures of protection were announced in August 2018 by Mozilla Foundation. Last month, the update successfully passed the testing phase.

Opera 60 or Reborn 3 desktop browser was previously released with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and native Web 3 blockchain based internet support. In the future, Opera plans to support not only ERC-20 tokens, but also coins created on TRON blockchain.